Saab awarded contracts for Army training system upgrades

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEOSTRI) recently awarded Saab three orders that will increase U.S. and European deployment interoperability.

The orders will provide OSAG 2.0 interoperability upgrades for the U.S. 7th Army Training Command’s (ATC) Deployable Instrumentation System – Europe (DISE) and the Combat Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (CVTESS).

"This upgrade presents a unique opportunity for NATO forces and U.S. training partners within Europe to train together by combining interoperable national systems to create a fully instrumented training environment with any configuration, scale and at any given location," Saab Dynamics Training & Simulation Unit Head Asa Thegstrom said.

Through the orders, Saab will enable soldiers using training system lasers to quickly switch between MILES Communication Code (MCC), which is used in the U.S., and OSAG 2.0, which is used in most European nations. Saab is the original developer of OSAG 2.0, which allows for true ballistic simulation of ammunition in trainings using laser transmitters.

"This capability provides the U.S. 7th ATC with the ability to train seamlessly with the European partners, using equipment that can be configured for MILES or OSAG 2.0." Saab Defense and Security USA's Training & Simulation Unit General Manager Cyndi Krisan said.

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